EnABLES Newsletter Issue 11 – October 2021
- New Offer from CEA Leti
- CORDIS Publication
- Latest Webinar now uploaded to YouTube
- Energy Harvesting Summer School 2021 Report
- Final opportunity to submit proposals for free-of-charge TA
New Offer from CEA Leti
CEA-Leti has developed a new methodology to perform Raman measurement on a cross section of lithiated thin film layers. This method is perfectly suitable to precisely characterise the structure of a lithium battery electrode layer after fabrication over its entire thickness.
Thus, it provides relevant information of the effect of the deposition process on the performances of the electrode. Moreover, it is also possible to measure the evolution of these characteristics for different states of charge of the battery and after cycling. This new measurement advantageously complements other characterisation techniques such as Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy to give a full picture of battery modification with cycling.
An article on CORDIS announcing the EnABLES Position Paper was published in 6 different languages. The EnABLES Position Paper coordinated by Tyndall recommends key actions to power IoT in a reliable and sustainable way.
Mr. Mike Hayes, EnABLES project coordinator and Head of ICT for Energy Efficiency at Tyndall, said there is now an urgent need to make IoT batteries more sustainable so they can outlive the devices they power: “IoT has the potential to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges, from tackling the climate emergency to caring for the health of our population. However, to really benefit society, scientific and technological innovations are needed in the medium and long term to address the gap in powering the increasing number of IoT devices.”
Latest Webinar now uploaded to YouTube
In our most recent webinar, Steve Beeby (Professor at the University of Southampton), Elisabetta Boco (Dr at WisePower/NiPS) & Kankana Paul (PhD student at Tyndall National Institute) presented various aspects of Vibration Energy Harvesting. All our webinars are recorded and available centrally to watch from our website.
- “The practical application of vibration energy harvesters often highlights issues that can be overlooked when testing in the laboratory. This talk described the application of vibration energy harvesters in industrial and transport applications and highlights some of the practical challenges that have arisen.”
- Presented some of their newest products, discussing the harvesting technology and the field of application, together with some of the results obtained from their data.
- This talk outlined the development of linear/non-linear vibration energy harvesters and also addressed critical bottlenecks for micro-scale Vibration Energy Harvesters along with future roadmaps.
Other EnABLES webinars:
- Thermoelectrics – A Solution for Powering the IoT
- RF & Inductive Energy Harvesting
Energy Harvesting Summer School 2021 Report
The NiPS-EnABLES Summer School “Powering the Internet of Things 2021”, the last of the successful series of EnABLES Summer Schools, was held in Perugia (Italy) from the 15th-18th of September.
Despite the ongoing pandemic situation, and the difficulty to travel, registrations were encouraging: 18 in-person attendees (from Italy, Germany and Spain), and about 30 attendees remotely connected from all over the world. Most of the attendees were graduate and doctoral students, and they were very attentive and interested in the lectures, they participated in the debate giving rise to extensive sessions of Q&As: a very important aspect which bodes well for their future engagement in the community of the EnABLES programme and IoT. Students attending in-person had the opportunity to present their own researches and works in a “flash” poster session, only having 5 minutes of time each to explain the realized activities described in the posters.
The excursion and guided tour to a historical winery of 1742 was also enjoyed, as well as the subsequent tasting of typical Umbria food, combined with different types of wine produced on the farm. It has surely been a unique occasion of socialisation, and to create a network of collaborations between young scientists and researchers.
Final opportunity to submit proposals for free-of-charge Transnational Access (TA)
EnABLES has secured a 6-month extension and the programme will now finish in June 2022. This means there is an extended opportunity for you to apply for access to our facilities & expertise.
To date our project has attracted researchers from both industry and academia across Europe and beyond. With this extension it will enable more research benefit from our infrastructure at no cost!
However, we are encouraging anyone interested to apply before the end of December 2021, so that your project can be delivered before the June 2022.
If you have any questions send Paul an email
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